Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The past couple of weeks have been unbelievably busy for us. I finished finals almost two weeks ago and have been having a fun time shopping with friends up in Park City, exercising and catching up on all of the books I have wanted to read. Paul hasn't been so lucky and hadn't even started his exams before I finished my last one. His last final is on Tuesday though, and then we are both done with our second year of law school.

After that we finish packing our belongings and moving them into storage for the summer because we won't be taking much with us to California. Then it is off to Florida on Friday for a week of vacation before we start working for the summer. It is going to be exhausting but fun. We'll be sure to post pictures when we get back!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Short Hair

So I finished finals on Friday and to celebrate, decided to cut off all of my hair. It is a truly liberating feeling to cut off ten inches of hair. So I have short hair now. Just so everyone knows, Paul was 100% for going short and all week has been stopping girls in the library who have short hair to take pictures and give me ideas for what kind of style I should do. So now he has a bunch of photos of random girls on his cellphone and I have short hair. Hilarious. I think I like the look though and it is certainly cooler for the summer. Here are some views from the back and side:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chicken Tikka Masala

After studying all day Friday and all day Saturday, Paul and I were completely worn out and sick of studying, so Saturday night we left the library and went to our favorite restaurant in Provo. We LOVE Indian food, and surprisingly, the Bombay House, a little gem of a restaurant in Provo has some of the best Indian food we have ever had anywhere. Without question, our favorite dish is Chicken Tikka Masala with basmati rice and garlic naan. (see picture above) It is SO delicious. If you have never had Indian food before, you really should try this dish - it is the best. Every time we go to the Bombay House, I come away just aching to visit India, eat curries, ride elephants and see the Taj Mahal. Someday, someday.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Office

Just a few more days until "The Office" returns to NBC. Hooray! We have missed Michael and Dwight and Jim and Pam and Andy and pretty much everybody. At law school, this show is the one truly bonding element (outside of a study of law) that it seems that every single student has in common. We all love it.

So in celebration of the return of our favorite show, we recommend you visit Dwight's blog at http://blog.nbc.com/DwightsBlog/. Lots of wisdom passed down through generations of Schrute beet-farmers. Hilarious.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Big Apple

In March, Paul got to come with me to New York for a Moot Court competition I was in at Fordham Law School in Manhattan. There were two other guys on the BYU team, Chris and Adam, so the four of us spent a lot of time together, which was a lot of fun. We did a little work for the competition but we tried to spend as much time as possible seeing the city, which Paul hasn't been to since he was in 8th grade.

We were able to go see the UN Headquarters which was surprisingly dingy looking on the inside. I expected culture or sophistication or something but all I got was an oldish 70's-ish building. What was fun about it though were the people in line to go in, all speaking different languages with different looks and different clothes. The outside was cool too with the flags surrounding the buildings.

The four of us spent a lot of time walking around Times Square and Rockerfeller Center. We talked about going to the Late Show or SNL but that never panned out because the Late Show wasn't filming and we had to compete the morning we needed to get tickets to SNL. Instead we went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway because Paul had never seen it and "Wicked" was sold out. It was wonderful. It seems like the rest of the time we were trying out all sorts of different foods. We ate turkish, indian, italian, french, soup at the Soup Nazi's restaurant (a highlight for Paul), and of course, a NY pie. So good.

On our last day, Paul and I decided to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while Adam and Chris went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was freezing but we had a great time riding the ferry and drinking in the skyline which I have missed SO much since my mission. We had a great trip.